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Monkey Pox spreads in South South as Rivers, Bayelsa report new cases


The Commissioner for Health in Rivers state says three persons have been reported to be infected with Monkey Pox.
ProfessorPrincewill Chike said the state government was watching the victims and that they have been placed under surveillance.
The state Commissioner for Health said the suspects were discovered in Rumuolumeni, Eneka, and Rumoimoi all in Obio/Akpor local government area., noting that the ministry has deployed every means to prevent the spread of the disease.
He added that the ministry has deployed every means to prevent the spread of the disease.
“In Rivers State, we have three suspected cases already.
“One is from the Rumuorlumeni area. We saw it and think it is not a serious matter so we have ruled it out.
“Another one is a thirteen-year-old boy at Eneka. We discovered they took the boy to a native doctor. The parents think they can handle it the native way.
“We have activated our isolation centres and we have put all our Health centres on red alert.
“The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and all our Primary Health Centres have been reactivated.
“We can assure you that there is no course for alarm because we are on top of the situation,” he said.
Professor Chike said the ministry has made contact with UPTH, primary health centres, and other relevant authorities to be at alert for any emergencies and called on the public to contact the following numbers 08056109538, 09062277699, and 08033124314 in the case of an emergency.
The viral disease was first discovered in Bayelsa, where ten people were reported to be infected.

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